Motion Detector

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About this app

Motion Detector

Change your device into a motion detector to detect motion for other apps such as Tasker or Automagic or as standalone detector to detect motion in your home and notify you in case of intrusion or monitor activity of your kids to notify you in case of dangare

Program uses device's built-in camera so effects can be unsatisfying, reaction time depends on device performance and frame size, maximum and minimum size of recorded frames depends on the device.

If you are using gmail SMTP server then probably you need to activate access for "less secure apps", click link below select enable and wait for confirmation email and should work, app doesn't share account details so you are safe, everything is only on your device

Beta version with support for hardware motion detector

● save images captured when motion is detected
● upload captured images to FTP server
● post images on HTTP server (for advanced users, will require script that will receive image from app)
● send an EMAIL with captured image
● sound when motion is detected
● select which camera to use, front or rear
● adjustable detector sensitivity and resolution
● change image resolution recorded by detector
● set active zone, motion will be detected only within the zone
● adjust exposure compensation and exposure lock, not all devices support these features
● can work when screen is switched off, at least it should
● event counter, log
● profiles for settings
● change image destination folder
● send notifications to other applications such as for example Tasker, when it detects movement
● control detector by other applications such as for example Tasker or Automagic
● ability to control detector by Broadcast Intent
● set how many events, will trigger reactions
● print event time and date on every frame
● widget to quickly enable or disable the detector
● time lapse function
● temporary storage feature

example PHP script for HTTP upload:

● To use widget you need to move program to internal memory
● Default position is when the device lies on the longer side

Permission Read Phone State is used to detect incoming call, and silence alarm when it`s switched on
Updated on
Dec 29, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

96 reviews
Gavin Johnston
October 7, 2021
Works good, 99% of the time. I use it with Tasker and Klwp and the integration is fab. Need to set it up a bit, but it's easy to do. Only small issue is with the intent to turn on the motion detector, can't get it working. Have to launch manually (by Tasker), so no biggie. Intent to turn it off and receive the broadcast is working. Would be a 5 star if this got fixed, but still recommended as is.
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A Google user
May 4, 2019
I use motion detector on my old galaxy tab 10.1 and it seems to work correct for about a day. After that it stops detecting or taking photos. When I click the button to stop detecting I hear a number of clicks as if the camera is taking pictures but there are no images stored. Can tasker automate the activate and deactivate the detection? It would allow me to check the device once a week and I can focus on the images at daylight via a schedule. If this is possible, where is the documentation?
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A Google user
July 21, 2019
This is an excent app and is only bad if the phone or Tablet it runs on is slow or has poor specs. I have used this app on samsung s6 s7 s8 s9 s10 sony xperia Flag ship models and many many more and have never had any issues with it. if it stops it's because your storage is full. go buy a bigger SD CARD. I would like to see it brought upto date adding 4k pictures as HD is long past and even the cheap phones are now shooting at a higher resolution than 1080p. other than that it's great.
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